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5/16/18 - Let's Talk Baseball 2020
University Club of Tampa
201 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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Let's Talk Baseball 2020

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Join REIC on Wednesday, May 16th as William Walsh, vice president of strategy and development, and Mike Griffin, Vice Chairman of the Rays 2020 with the Tampa Bay Rays talk Tampa Baseball and Ybor City. 

Find out more about:

  • The Ray’s Ideas  for a next generation ballpark, including local authenticity and being a catalyst for development
  • Ybor Ballpark Site and the various locational attributes
  • The Tampa Bay Rays 2020 initiative

Wed, May 16, 2018
The University Club of Tampa

5:30pm - Cocktails/Networking
6:30 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Program

$60.00 – Members
$75.00 – Non-members
NEW - price for Young Professional Members (under 35) - $35 - Join as a Young Professional for only $75/year

Online pre-registration closes 5/14/18
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No refunds or cancellations after 5/14/18

About Bill Walsh - Bill Walsh was named Vice President of Strategy and Development in January 2015. Since joining the Rays in 2007 Bill has led a number of business development efforts for the club, including capital projects management, digital and mobile strategy, market analysis, technology investment, and business analytics.

Prior to his work with the Rays, Bill served as Vice President of Real Estate Development for the New York City Economic Development Corporation during the Bloomberg administration, where he worked with developers and community groups on public private development projects totaling over $1 billion in private investment.

Bill earned a Master's degree from Columbia University in 2003, where he studied Urban Planning and Development. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in 2001, and remains an avid fan of Husky basketball.

Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tampa Bay History Center and was named Big Brother of the Year in 2012 through his volunteer activities with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County.

About Mike Griffin -Michael E. Griffin is Vice Chairman of the Rays 2020 - a group of business and community leaders focused on keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the community through the development of a new ballpark. Mike is also a Senior Managing Director for Savills Studley Occupier Services, a worldwide company known for its consistent delivery of a full range of integrated real estate services across the globe.  Mike joined Savills Studley in 2015 upon its acquisition of Vertical Integration, the Florida-based real estate solutions firm that Mike joined upon his graduation with a Business Administration, B.S. degree from the University of South Florida in 2003. Through his consultative, client-centric approach to tenant representation, particularly for multi-market accounts, during his career, Mike has completed commercial real estate transactions totaling more than 5.5 million square feet across the globe for a diverse occupier clientele ranging from Fortune 500 companies to all levels of government entities. 

Complementing his professional experience, Mike is well-known for his civic endeavors. Mike is the immediate past Chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (“GTCC”) and was recognized as it’s youngest Chairman in the more than 130 year history of the organization.  

Beyond his Chamber service, Mike has made his mark at his alma mater, initially serving two terms as Student Body President and as the charter student member of USF’s Board of Trustees. As an alumnus, Mike has served as the founding Chairman of USF’s Financing Corporation that oversees the bond financing for USF system projects. Under Mike’s leadership, financing transactions valuing more than $1.2 billion closed, resulting in more than 1.8 million square feet of projects, ranging from residence halls to sophisticated medical research buildings and office space. Thereafter, Mike chaired the national USF Alumni Association, and presently, serves on the USF Foundation Board of Directors and the INTO-USF Board of Directors, a Public-Private-Partnership (P3) focused on the strategic recruitment of international students to USF.



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